Don McLean is best known for his iconic song, "American Pie". It was a #1 song for him for 4 weeks in 1972, but he has done so much more than that in his 50-year career. Don has had 40 gold and platinum records worldwide.  “American Pie” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and is also included in the archive at the Library of Congress. Don McLean was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004. He hasn't gone away. The American singer, songwriter and performer is set to release his new album "Botanical Gardens" on March 23rd 2018 with BMG.

Don McClean at Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images for Stagecoach

Botanical Gardens is Don McLean's 19th studio album and first in 8 years. As he puts it:

“The inspiration for the project started years ago when I would walk in the beautiful gardens in Sydney, Australia near the Opera House. I would dream young dreams and it was a comfort and an inspiration. I was always young inside, like we all are, and I felt it again there. The whole album really revolves around the title song. Later on I realized that the gardens are really a metaphorical heaven, and there’s a kind of death and rebirth.”

Official ‘Botanical Gardens’ track listing:

1. Botanical Gardens
2. The Lucky Guy
3. A Total Eclipse Of The Sun
4. The Waving Man
5. When July Comes
6. You’re All I Ever Had
7. Rock and Roll Your Baby
8. I’ve Cried All The Tears That I Have
9. Ain’t She A Honey
10. The King of Fools
11. Grief And Hope
12. You’ve Got Such Beautiful Eyes
13. Last Night When We Were Young


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